Chazan Page,Tennessee State Football player tragically killed in hit-and-run

title image via Tennessee State Athletics NASHVILLE — Tennessee State University was deeply saddened to learn of the passing this morning of senior student-athlete Chazan Page at the age of 20. A native of Nashville, Page attended Lipscomb Academy and served as an offensive lineman for the TSU Tigers football team. Throughout his four seasons, he had the privilege of sharing the field with his brother, Chandon, a defensive lineman. “My thoughts and prayers are with our football student-athletes, coaches, families, and friends,” said Tennessee State University Director of Athletics Dr. Mikki…

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Tennessee State Football names Travis Partridge new Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach

Title image via Tennessee State Football Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics NASHVILLE — Tennessee State University football head coach Eddie George has appointed Travis Partridge as the offensive coordinator following stints at Kansas and fellow OVC member UT Martin.  “I am thrilled to welcome Travis to our staff,” said George. “With a robust coaching background and a deep understanding of our offensive strategies, he brings valuable expertise to our team. Hailing from a championship program within the conference, Travis will undoubtedly be a significant asset to our football program.” Partridge will also…

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Tennessee State adds Tyler Roehl as Assoc Head Coach and OC

Courtesy of Tennessee State Football Tennessee State University football head coach Eddie George has appointed Tyler Roehl as the program’s associate head coach and offensive coordinator, following Roehl’s 11-year tenure at FCS powerhouse North Dakota State. During his five seasons as the offensive play caller for the Bison, Roehl played a crucial role in the team’s success, reaching the NCAA FCS National Championship three times and securing titles in 2019 and 2021. In total, Roehl boasts seven FCS titles and eight Missouri Valley Football Conference titles with the Bison. In 2022, the…

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Big South-OVC Football Association 2024 Conference Schedule

Courtesy of the Big South-OVC Football Association https://bigsouthovcfootball.com/news/2024/1/4/2024-football-conference-schedule-announced.aspx The Big South-OVC Football Association has announced its league schedule for the 2024 season. The second-year of the joint Association features nine league teams each playing an eight-game conference schedule.  The league slate starts Saturday, Sept. 7, and Association games will primarily take place between Weeks 5 and 13, with one game apiece during Weeks 2 and 4.  Seven weeks will feature four Association matchups. The opening league contest on Saturday, Sept. 7 will be 2023 co-champion UT Martin visiting Southeast Missouri.  On Sept. 28,…

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Tennessee State announces 2024 Big South-OVC Football schedule

Tennessee State announced the Big South-OVC , also known as the stretch of games thier fans do not care about, portion of their schedule for the 2024 season. This is the second season of the Big South-OVC football alliance, in which nine teams will take part in an eight-game conference schedule. The eight-game schedule commences on Saturday September 7, with the lion’s share of association games taking place between weeks 5 and 13, with one game apiece sprinkled in during weeks 2 and 4. September 21 – Awayat Tennessee TechCookeville,…

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Tennessee State’s Terrell Allen win Buck Buchanan Award

Tennessee State defensive end Terrell Allen was named the 2023 Buck Buchanan Award, which is given to the best defensive player at the FCS level. Allen had himself quite the season, leading FCS in sacks with 14.5, sack yardage (123), yards for loss (28), and overall tackle for loss yardage (149) , while also recording 65 total tackles, (44 solo, 21 assisted) forcing 5 fumbles and 10 quarterback hurries. In a four-game span earlier during the season, the Little Rock, AR native recorded 11.5 sacks, and 18.5 tackles for loss,…

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Tennessee State’s Eric George and Jordan Gant named to FCS Football Central Freshman All-American Team

title image Tennessee State Athletics Courtesy of Stephen Featherston, Assistant Director of Communications The Tennessee State football program had two players named to the 2023 FCS Football Central Freshman All-American Team. Jordan Gant was selected on the offensive side as a running back, while Eriq George got the nod as a defensive lineman. George, recently named the Big South-OVC Defensive Freshman of the Year, was one of six defensive linemen named to the All-American team. Playing in nine games a true freshman, the son of head coach Eddie George finished the season with 25 tackles (13…

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Ten Tennessee State players garner all-conference recognition

Courtesy of Stephen Featherston, Assistant Director of Communications, Tennessee State Athletics Nine Tennessee State football team members earned Big South-OVC All-Conference honors as the league released its All-Conference Teams and Superlative Award winners on Tuesday afternoon, highlighted by Terrell Allentaking home the Defensive Player of the Year Award. Of the nine Tigers selected, three players landed on the first team with defensive lineman Terrell Allen, linebacker Monroe Beard III, and placekicker James Lowery. TSU had four players selected for the second team in running back Jordan Gant on the offensive side of the ball and safety Jeremiah Josephs on the…

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Tennessee State’s Terrell Allen named Big South-OVC Defensive Player of the Year

For his exploits on the gridiron this season, Tennessee State defensive lineman was named Big South-OVC Defensive Player of the Year. Allen led FCS in sacks with 14.5 (1.32 per game) and 28.0 tackles for loss (2.5 per game). The senior also ranked second in FCS in forced fumbles with 5 ( 0.45 per game). He had a four game stretch in which he recorded 11.5 sacks, including a season-high 4.5 against Lindenwood, 18.5 tackles for loss and also garnered at least co Defensive Player of the Week three times…

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Tennessee State “unrecognizable” in season-ending defeat to Tennessee Tech

A season that was brimming with promise a few short weeks ago ended with a whimper as Tennessee State was taken to the woodshed 35-0 by Tennessee Tech in a performance that Tennessee State coach Eddie George described after the game  as “Tennessee Tech imposed their will and broke our spirt” “I didn’t recognise that unit that played today”, George said as his team was dominated on both sides of the ball in a  loss for Tennessee State  that was the worst in the series since a 63-14 beat down in 2001.  Tennessee…

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